I Do Ido Cap 10
Name: 이효정 / Lee Hyo Jung
Star sign: Capricorn
I’ll Give You The Stars and The Moon (KBS1, 2012)
TV Novel Bok Hee (KBS2, 2011)
The Princess’ Man (KBS2, 2011)
City Hunter (SBS, 2011)
New Tales of Gisaeng (SBS, 2011)
Kim Soo Ro (MBC, 2010)
Giant (SBS, 2010)
Jejoongwon (SBS, 2010)
Hometown Legends (KBS2, 2009)
East of Eden (MBC, 2008)
Snow in August (SBS, 2007)
Yeon Gae Somun (SBS, 2006)
As the River Flows (KBS1, 2006)
Princess Lulu (SBS, 2005)
Queen of Conditions (SBS, 2005)
Green Rose (SBS, 2005)
Hello My Teacher (SBS, 2005)
The Immortal Lee Soon-Shin (KBS1, 2004)
The Age of Heroes (MBC, 2004)
Love is All Around (MBC, 2004)
Forgiveness (KBS2, 2004)
Beijing My Love (KBS, 2004)
Escape From Unemployment (SBS, 2003)
Not Divorced (KBS2, 2003)
Sunrise House (SBS, 2002)
Rustic Period (SBS, 2002)
Five Brothers and Sisters (SBS, 2002)
Dawn of the Empire (KBS1, 2002)
Ladies of the Palace (SBS, 2001)
Because of You (MBC, 2000)
Legend of Ambition (KBS2, 1998)
Women (SBS, 1997)
Open Your Heart (MBC, 1996)
Marriage (SBS, 1993)
Jealousy (MBC, 1992)
Do idols feel a sense of dread from the pressure when their directors tell them they need to do it in one take, or else their whole group will have to redo the whole shot again and again?
It is no secret that idols work extremely hard behind the scenes to perfect their performances. Oftentimes, this comes at an expense to their health as they forgo sleep and food in order to fully prepare for performances. With a crowded market place, it has become more difficult for idols to stand out amongst their contemporaries. Groups have tried different methods to make their work product more impressive. With music videos, one such approach is the art of the one take. Because of its use of one long continuous shot, the video feels simplistic, but the practice and setup that goes on behind the scenes to make an interesting one shot video is extensive. There are a few techniques of shooting that are relied utilized to keep the viewer interested. In more recent times, K-pop has favored the one shot dance MV, but there have been a few instances where the one take video style has been used to convey another feeling.
Welcome back to another edition of OST Roundups! Last month was a rather slow month for OSTs, although the OST powerhouse drama of the month belongs to… My Lovable Girl, who released a whopping total of 12 tracks. Given that it’s a drama about the idol world, probably only 10% of its airtime is actually about idols. Despite that, it has still managed to squeeze in a number of cameos, as well as a few original songs, which is more or less what populates its OST album. Without further ado, let’s get to this month’s list!
Actor group 5urprise are set to make their debut as idols with the release of their first album on November 18. After taking a year to focus on individual acting activities, the five members have come together to take on the musical side of their actor-idols concept. The single, entitled “From My Heart,” will be the group’s first serious musical pursuit. Fantagio, the group’s agency, also announced plans for a six country Asian tour, cementing 5urprises’ intention to transition from actors to idols.
As a 7-member group, Infinite is possibly one of the most diverse groups out there in terms of the various preferred styles of the members. Judging from the various projects that the members have participated in, Infinite is no doubt a group with a wealth of possibilities. From the cool and slick hip-hop duo Infinite H, to the cheesy Toheart collaboration, there’s almost no whiff of the 99.9% synchronization group that we’re so familiar with. With the impending debut of the popular maknae’s line Infinite F, let’s take a look at other potential sub-units that could be something worth exploring.
Episode 5 of “Modern Farmer” gets off to a nice start with Kang Yoon Hee and Park Sang Deuk talking to each other about how nice it was for Lee Min Ki and the others to work so hard for the village. Though their gesture is small in comparison to everything else they have messed up, it is still nice. Realizing that she needs to go feed the cows, Kang Yoon Hee leaves.
To her surprise, Kang Yoon Hee finds Kang Hyuk playing the piano out by the cows. (It’s Frédéric Chopin’s Nocturne Op. 9 No. 2 by the way! #classicalmusician)
Name: 김윤서 / Kim Yoon Seo
Star sign: Aries
Education: Dankook University
Talent agency: J&S Entertainment
Glass Mask (TvN, 2012)
A Gentleman’s Dignity (SBS, 2012) cameo
Love You (SBS Plus, 2012)
Poseidon (KBS2, 2011)
Live in Style (SBS, 2011)
The Duo (MBC, 2011)
Tempted Again (MBC, 2009)
She"s been cast as the female lead in MBC Every1"s "Love Frequency 37.2", for which the premise is one that deals with the love issues of various listeners of a radio show, which is being illegally hosted by a "DJ Captain" (played by Yoon Gun). Ahyoung will be playing different characters for each episode, and and for the second radio listener story, she will be the female lead.
Name: 이병준 / Lee Byung Joon
Star sign: Aquarius
Talent agency: Starfox Media
Faith @ The Great Doctor (SBS, 2012)
Bridal Mask (KBS2, 2012)
Goodbye Dear Wife (Channel A, 2012)
Salamander Guru and the Gang (SBS, 2012)
Me Too, Flower! (MBC, 2011)
Poseidon (KBS2, 2011)
Birdie Buddy (tvN, 2011)
Myung Wol the Spy (KBS2, 2011)
Dream High Season 1 (KBS2, 2011)
Secret Garden (SBS, 2010)
Call of the Country (KBS2, 2010)
God of Study (KBS2, 2010)
Tempted Again (MBC, 2009)
A Man’s Story (KBS2, 2009)
Cinderella Man (MBC, 2009)
Don’t Ask Me About the Past (OCN, 2008)
Kokkiri (MBC, 2008)
Money’s Warfare (SBS, 2007) Bonus Round
Me Ri, Dae Gu’s Attack and Defense Battle (MBC, 2007)
Mackerel Run (SBS, 2007)
Hyena (tvN, 2006)
Fashion 70′s (SBS, 2005)
Romance (MBC, 2005)
Name: 권병길 / Kwon Byung Gil (Gwon Byeong Gil)
Birthplace: Cheongyang, Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea
Star sign: Scorpio
The Great Gift (SBS, 2011)
Sign (SBS, 2011)
Harvest Villa (tvN, 2010)
General Hospital 2 (MBC, 2008)
Special Crime Investigation (KBS2, 2006)
Winners pose for a picture during the Korea Drama Awards 2014, which took place on October 1 at the Gyongnam Culture & Art Center in Jinju. Kim Soo-hyeon-I, who played the lead male role in "My Love from the Star", won the grand prize. (From left) Kim Jae-joong, Dohee, Ahn Jae-hyeon, Sin Seong-rok, Kim Soo-hyeon-I, Kim Ji-young, Oh Yeon-seo, Seo Kang-joon and Kang So-ra.
Jinju, a historic city in southwest Korea, has been bustling with the fever of Hallyu, or the "Korean Wave". This has been due to the Korea Drama Festival 2014, the largest celebration of television dramas in the country, which just dropped its closing curtain. During the festival, held from October 1 to 12, a total of 29 programs, including street concerts, international forums on soap operas, as well as the three main events -- the Korea Drama Awards, the Hallyu Concert and the Drama OST Concert -- were all held. At this year"s festival, the increased presence of international media and the number of international fans made headlines. Some of the media outlets that visited the festival to cover the event include Shanghai TV, Kyodo News, Proyecto40 of Mexico, MRTV4 from Myanmar and ND TV of India. The Korea Drama Awards 2014 were held at the Gyongnam Culture & Art Center on October 1. The grand prize went to Kim Soo-hyeon-I who played the lead male role in "My Love from the Star". Kim Jae-joong and Oh Yeon-Seo Won the top excellence awards for actor and actress for their roles in "Triangle - Drama" and "Jang Bo-ri Is Here!", respectively. Producer Sin Won-ho of "Answer Me 1994" won the best production director prize.
On October 15 airing of "One Night of TV Entertainment," popular celebrities and idols such as WINNER and TEEN TOP were interviewed in regards to the problem that they are facing with fake social media accounts.
Name: 김유석 / Kim Yoo Suk (Kim Yu Suk)
King’s Dream (KBS1, 2012)
Rooftop Prince (SBS, 2012)
Syndrome (jTBC, 2012)
Gye Baek (MBC, 2011)
Smile, Dong Hae (KBS1, 2010)
Dong Yi (MBC, 2010)
White Lies (MBC, 2008)
That Woman is Scary (SBS, 2007)
Salt Doll (SBS, 2007)
My Lovely Fool (SBS, 2006)
Thank You Life (KBS, 2006)
Be Strong Geum Soon (MBC, 2005)
Second Proposal (KBS, 2004)
Near to You (SBS, 2003)
Confession (MBC, 2002)
Love Rollercoaster (MBC, 2002)
JYJ’s Kim Jaejoong recently posted a short video of himself working out on his Instagram account.
On October 11th, Kim Jaejoon uploaded a 15-second clip of himself lifting two twenty-pound dumbbells while wearing a facemask, shorts, and a beanie.
The JYJ singer looked as toned and fit as ever, but the caption he included with the video worried netizens. He wrote, “I have a cold, winner winner”, prompting his fans to wish him a fast recovery. What do you think about idols working out or practicing despite being sick? Several days ago, he also shared a photo of himself being on a drip, commenting that the best way to recover from a cold was through a drip.
The next generation of idols has continued to gain ground, with new boy groups debuting in the big three entertainment companies in the past couple of years. This year alone has seen Got7 and Winner emerge from JYP and YG as their newest additions to the scene. The smaller companies have also thrown their hats into the ring, and the latest from J. Tune Camp is the seven-member group Mad Town. Mad Town’s members include: Moos, Daewon, Lee Geon, Jota, Heo Jun, Buffy, and H.O. Their title song “YOLO” is composed by Shin Hyuk’s Zumbas Music. It’s a hip hop flavored number that unfortunately misses in more than a few key areas.
JYJ’s Kim Jaejoong recently posted a short video of himself working out on his Instagram account.On October 11th, Kim Jaejoon uploaded a 15-second clip of himself lifting two twenty-pound dumbbells while wearing a facemask, shorts, and a beanie.
The JYJ singer looked as toned and fit as ever, but the caption he included with the video worried netizens. He wrote “I have a cold winner winner”, prompting his fans to wish him a fast recovery. What do you think about idols working out or practicing despite being sick?
Blackmailing celebrities: even idols do it.
At the end of August, actor Lee Byung-hun (44) immediately turned to law enforcement officials to report a blackmail attempt. The culprits: GLAM’s Dahee(20) and model Lee Ji-yeon (25). According to reports, the women claimed to have a compromising video of the actor that would be shared unless the actor paid the ladies a sum of money (approximately $5 million). The video in question supposedly captured Lee Byung-hun making inappropriate sexualized comments to the ladies while drinking.
The world"s only repository complex for a nation"s intangible cultural heritage has been born.The National Intangible Heritage Center (NITH) in Jeonju, Jeollabuk-do (North Jeolla Province), has recently opened its doors. It is at the forefront of inheriting and managing for the future Korea"s intangible heritage and spreading its value across society at large. It will also protect and pass on to future generations the whole world"s intangible cultural heritage.
Writing "I miss you Hongki", "Hongki I started Twitter because of you", and more, fans who have always enjoyed the updates from the idol are asking him to reactivate his account.
Hongki had started off that day replying back to fans on Twitter in a humorous manner about various topics, but it seems his attention was later captured by some links to a few posts on the "F.T. Island Gallery" page, which is basically a site where people can post their thoughts on anything about F.T Island.
If you never thought you’d see the day that SNSD stood proud as nine members strong, I’m afraid to say that the curtain has been called on that fluffy pink and candy coated dream. This week has been one of the most tumultuous and emotional weeks for K-pop fans around the globe, as both Jessica of SNSD and SM Entertainment have come forward to announce her departure from the ever-beloved SNSD. To bring everything full circle, let’s recap on the events that have unfolded in the last few days.